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Head of School: Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
University of South Australia

  • Sep. 6, 2017
  • Head of School: Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
  • Division of Health Sciences
  • University of South Australia
    Adelaide, South Australia
  • Oct. 9, 2017
  • Available Immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Biomedical Sciences
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  • Based in the new Health Innovation Building located in Adelaide’s CBD
  • Full-time, five (5) year fixed term senior management appointment
  • Attractive remuneration package to be negotiated

Our Organisation

The University of South Australia’s Division of Health Sciences delivers excellence in research and education. Through innovative, world-class and ground-breaking health research, our contributions to health transform lives every day.

The School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences has a long and proud history of research and teaching into health and biomedical sciences, with access to state of the art facilitates, our researchers are developing advanced therapeutics designing targeted delivery systems to obtain the maximum benefit from our medicines and implementing strategies to ensure and improve the safety and efficacy of medication, in support of improved health outcomes.

The Head of School Role

The Head of School is a key leadership position responsible for the academic leadership and management of the School, driving the strategic vision of academic offerings, research profile and service to students, and will be a pivotal link between industry, professions, employers and the community.

The opening of the new Health Innovation Building in 2018, adjacent to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, will provide an environment for collaboration, innovation and community engagement, leading to new health research, teaching and community engagement opportunities.

Skills & Experience

With an outstanding record of achievement in the pharmaceutical and medical sciences industry, preferably in an area of relevance to cancer therapy, the candidate for the position is expected to drive academic and research innovation, enhance industry and community engagement initiatives, enrich services to students and develop an enterprising culture. The academic will be a strategic and visionary leader with accomplishment in strengthening curriculum and research outcomes within an increasingly competitive international higher education environment.

To Apply

For further information about the recruitment process, please contact Michelle De Pasquale on +61 8 8302 2780 or via email to

Enquiries may be directed in confidence to Professor Robert Vink, Pro Vice Chancellor: Division of Health Sciences on +61 8 8302 2029 or via email to

For further information on the School and the Head of School position, please visit

Applications close: 5.00pm Monday 9 October 2017

  • Pursuant to the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent condition of appointment that the successful candidate obtains and maintains (at their own expense) a South Australian Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Criminal History Assessment determining them fit to work with children. Further information regarding a DCSI Child-Related Employment screening assessment can be found via the DCSI website.

    The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Contact Information

  • Professor Robert Vink
    Division of Health Sciences
    University of South Australia
    Adelaide, South Australia
  • +61 8 8302 2029


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